Dacia (Renault) Duster officially revealed

31 August, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Darren Santiago
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At the front, the Duster's grille now extends to the headlights to make the model appear wider.

The all-new Duster has been revealed by the French carmaker Renault. While the Dacia Duster has been revealed, when this auto comes to India, it will be badged a Renault. Horizontal bonnet crease lines draw out a robust picture. The larger, mass-coloured, satin-chrome-finish skid plate reinforces the car's adventurer credentials and is scratch-resistant.

Evolution rather than revolution is the theme of the second-generation Dacia Duster, that will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 12 September. It will feature a new look outside, a redesigned cabin and extra equipment.

The windscreen has also been brought forward by 100mm compared with the current model and is more steeply raked, which the firm said makes the cabin look more spacious, while at the rear the lights have been positioned at the corners "to heighten the car's solid stance". All-new 2017 Duster will be available in brand-new body colour, Atacama Orange. The square-wheel-arch style of the previous Duster has been retained with new roof bars added.

Seventeen-inch wheels and prominent wheel arches with black wing arch trims highlight the car's SUV looks. The rear satin-chrome-finish rear skid plate gets the same facelift as it's front counterpart. Renault India could showcase the all-new Duster at the 2018 Auto Expo next February while the launch is likely towards the end of the year or sometime in 2019.

On sale since 2010, the first-generation Dacia Duster is now getting ready for a well-deserved retirement considering it represents the brand's best-selling model with more than one million units sold during its seven-year life cycle.

Engines for the updated Duster are expected to once again include a 1.2-litre petrol unit and 1.5-litre diesel.

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